No Charges for Three Former University of Louisville Officials

Apr 20, 2017

Credit J. Tyler Franklin

Attorneys say federal prosecutors aren't seeking charges against three former University of Louisville executives who were being investigated for possible misuse of federal funds.

The Courier-Journal reports that attorneys for Dr. David Dunn, Dr. Russell Bessette and Priscilla Hancock all said that Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Calhoun told them Wednesday that the government was declining to pursue charges and was closing the case. U.S. Attorney spokeswoman Stephanie Collins declined to comment.

Federal officials had investigated whether the three had spent any federal money on their private company, Health DataStream.

Attorneys for the three said they agreed with the prosecutor's decision.

Dunn had been executive vice president for health affairs at the university, Bessette had worked under him and Hancock was the university's chief information officer.